Former parent writes

In July 2013 we received this letter - out of the blue - from a former parent.

I thought you might like news of one of your pupils, my daughter. Before coming to Calder House, she had been bottom of her class in every subject at her previous school. The year after leaving Calder House, she won the Science prize at Queen Mary' s Baldersby. Later, she was to win an Exhibition to Ampleforth 6th form. Her university applications were accepted by every university she applied for, including Warwick, York, Durham, St Andrews and Manchester. But she chose Edinburgh.

Yesterday I went up to Edinburgh to see her awarded her Masters Degree in Chemistry for Medicinal and Biological Science. She spoke with great affection of how Calder House had helped so greatly.

"Andrew has settled so well in his new school. You have given him the best grounding any child could receive."

Former pupil's parent

At our latest Ofsted inspection (in May 2012) Calder House was rated as "OUTSTANDING" in every single one of the seven performance categories. 

"The quality of education is outstanding and the school fully meets its aims, being particularly successful in reintegrating pupils back into mainstream education." Read more>>

Life after Calder House
At the end of their time at Calder House, the vast majority of our pupils transfer successfully to mainstream schools and go on to thrive within them. They take the change from a small nurturing environment to larger mainstream schools in their stride.

Pupils from Calder House go on to a wide variety of school in both the independent and state sectors. Click here to find out more about them.

We are delighted to receive feedback from our former pupils as well as visits from them. Messages from the parents of past pupils and from the pupils themselves testify to the long term benefits and effectiveness of the teaching and support given at Calder House.
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